Industrial Continuous Improvement Champion (Hub)

Job location:
Visé, Belgium
Created moment:
August 21, 2023
Job reference:
REQ - 07435

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The Position

Industrial Continuous Improvement Champion (Hub)

Job Summary


  • Deploys and sustains I³ program within the Hub (Industrial & supply chain operations) by supporting the 2 main pillars  of I³  : improving Working conditions with MUST HAVES and generating margin improvement

  • Cultivates and promotes a strong continuous improvement culture across the hub.

  • Supports analysis of processes and practices to enable safety / efficiency / quality continuous improvement initiative generation, also with the support of  BA I3 CoE team.

  • Generates detailed continuous improvement initiatives across the plants of the hub to generate savings with the cooperation of “I3 champions” and plant managers. 

  • Leads effective operational processes’ implementation at hub level.

  • Provides technical support and expertise to on-site teams for I-Cube deployment and improvement projects.

  • At hub level, monitors progress of continuous improvement projects and related savings, including process management improvement, process modification, energy optimization.

  • Maintains and creates appropriate documentation for reports, project execution, and data analysis.

  • Supports Operation Sites & Supply Chain team members to support continuous improvement deployment.

  • Captures and communicates learning to enable best practice transfer within his/her hub and the other hubs.

  • Key interfaces: ensures tight coordination with Hub manager & BA I3 manager.

  • Is based on the lead site of the hub and can be acting as local I3 Opex on this site.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Engineer or equivalent

  • Good level of English (B2 minimum)

  • 2/3 years experience in Operations Management and Operational Excellence program management 

Skills & Person Specification

  • Good Continuous Improvement culture and able to learn very fast methods (project management, Kaizen, 6-sigma, value stream mapping, Fish-Bone diagram, BBZ, working capital optimization)

  • Strong Analytical skills

  • Problem solver skills

  • Good Project Management skills

  • Able to quickly develop technical / process expertise

  • Ability to positively influence teams in a matrix organization

  • Able to organize training paths for managers of in the hubs

  • Green belt is a plus

Position Type

Full time



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